“Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.”
“There's just no substitute for the truth.”
“Nobody tells you what you can and can't do.”
“When multiple explanations exist, the simplest is usually correct.”
“Anyone who said power was not addictive had never really experienced it.”
“Life is filled with difficult decisions, and winners are those who make them.”
“When in doubt, just spit it out. That all challenges can be overcome by speaking the truth, no matter how itcomes out.”
“In my mind, the men and women of NASA are history's modern pioneers. They attempt the impossible, accept failure, and then back to the drawing board while the rest of us stand back and criticize.”
“Sometimes, circumstances raise impossible decisions.
“Proof, she knew, was a conclusion built on a pyramid of facts, a broad base of accepted information on which more specific assertions were made. Remove all the base assumptions. Start again.”
“never disperse your focus unless absolutely necessary. Face one adversary at a time.”
“Find the truth. Act on it.”
“مضت سبعة أشهر فقط عندما وجد تولاند نفسه جالسا بجانب زوجته المحتضرة في عناية المشفى المشددة.لم يعد يميز وجهها،فإن قساوة السرطان لا يمكن معالجتها إلا من خلال وحشية المواد الكيميائية. هذا جعلها هيكلا عظميا متلفا. الساعات الأخيرة كانت الأصعب.”
“as she spoke, she watched the expressions on the faces go from incredulous shock, to hopeful belief, and finally to awestruck acceptance”
“Penjelasan paling sederhana biasanya adalah penjelasan yang paling sulit dipahami”
“everything we’ve seen is deeply disturbing, but we cannot ignore these chondrules. The evidence in favor is conclusive, while the evidence against is circumstantial.”
“Orang yang mengatakan bahwa kekuasaan tidak memunculkan kecanduan pasti belum benar-benar berkuasa”
“lifers” who had been around long enough to understand the game with some perspective”
“Yakında hipotermi başlayacaktı. Kan önemli iç organları korumak için vücudun içlerine çekilirken kollar ve bacaklarda hafif bir uyuşukluk şeklinde kendini gösterecekti. Nabız ve solunum yavaşlayıp, beyni oksijensiz bırakırken çılgınca halüsinasyonlar baş gösterecekti. Ardından vücut geri kalan ısıyı koruyabilmek için son bir gayretle kalp ve solunum hariç tüm organların çalışmasını durduracaktı. Bunu bilinçsizlik takip edecekti. Sonunda, beyindeki kalp ve solunum merkezleri aynı anda fonksiyonlarını kesecekti.”
“Because the vast majority of the world is made up of half-wits, the President asked Mike to come onboard and dumb everything down for them.”
“Nobody tells you what you can and can’t do.”
“You wouldn’t love a brand-new ship ?
I don’t know … a lot of memories onboard the Goya.
Rachel smiled softly.
Well, as my mom used to say, sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.”
“What are you going to tell them?” Gabrielle asked. Herney sighed, his expression remarkably calm. “Over the years, I’ve learned one thing over and over . . .” He put a hand on her shoulder and smiled. “There’s just no substitute for the truth.”
“It’s a negative for the country. It implicates dozens of private companies, many of which are made up of honest people. It besmirches the office of the U.S. Senate and is bad for the country’s morale. Dishonest politicians hurt all politicians. Americans need to trust their leaders. This would be an ugly investigation”
“My staff is made up of politicians, Rachel, not scientists. You’ve met Dr. Marlinson. I think he’s terrific, but if I let an astrophysicist loose on my team of left-brain, think-inside-the-box intellectuals, I’ll end up with a herd of deer in the headlights.”
“She had heard the panspermia theory before but didn’t know its name. “The theory that a meteorite splashed into the primordial soup, bringing the first seeds of microbial life to earth.”
“Shhhh, not while I’m praying,” he said, momentarily losing his place before he started again, “thank you for letting us survive that trip from hell. Thank you for ignoring my prayers for a quick death when I didn’t think that I’d be able to survive another day of starvation,” he said, making her roll her eyes in annoyance.
“You were given three full meals a day just like everyone else,” she pointed out, not bothering to mention the fact that, on most days, he’d received second helpings. She sat down on a bench near their luggage, wondering just how much longer he was going to keep this up.
“I’m sorry for all the cursing that my wife forced me to do while I was on that boat,” he continued, ignoring her even as he amused her. “As you know, she’s been such a bad influence on me. Thank you for pulling me from near death and somehow giving me the strength to survive.”
“Near death?” she asked, frowning. “When were you near death?”
“When was I near death?” he asked in stunned disbelief as he opened his eyes so that he could glare at her.
“How could you forget all those times that I could barely move? When I struggled to find the will to live so that I wouldn’t leave you a young widow? Did my struggle for survival mean nothing to you?” he demanded in outrage, terrifying the people that were forced to walk past him to get to the docks and making her wrack her brain as she struggled to figure out what he was talking about.
“Do you mean those few times when you had a touch of seasickness?” she asked, unable to think of anything else that he could be talking about since he’d been the picture of health during the majority of the trip.
“A touch?” he repeated in disbelief. “I nearly died!”
“Having established itself securely on shipboard, the chronometer was soon taken for granted, like any other essential thing, and the whole question of its contentious history, along with the name of its original inventor, dropped from the consciousness of the seamen who used it every day.”
“Even a hedge knight has his honor.”
“He reflected on his hitherto reflection that soldiers and sailors were, upon the whole, quite different creatures. ‘And perhaps they are, too: yet perhaps drink, in very large quantities, may make the difference less evident.”
“Everyone comes here for pleasure. Even if they think they don't. Embracing it is harder for some and they go mad before they truly accept it. Most of the places they cme from are founded on guilt and rules. The Ripers want us to break away from that - some wish to tear it from us while others are more subtle.”
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